2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge Wrap Up

Historical FictionHistorical fiction is one of my favourite genres and so this year I joined Historical Tapestry’s Challenge. I was aiming for the Medieval level (to read 15 books), but really hoping to make it to the Ancient History level (to read 25+ books).

I reached the Ancient History level!

Here are the books I read with links to my reviews:

  1. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
  2. The Redemption of Alexander Seaton by Shona MacLean
  3. Death at Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn
  4. The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas
  5. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
  6. Daughters of Fire by Barbara Erskine
  7. The Winter Garden Mystery by Carola Dunn
  8. After Flodden by Rosemary Goring
  9. Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville
  10. The Owl Killers by Karen Maitland
  11. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens
  12. Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
  13. Tamburlaine Must Die by Louise Welsh
  14. The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett
  15. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  16. The Red Coffin by Sam Eastland
  17. Silver:Return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion
  18. The English Spy by Donald Smith
  19. The Birthday Boys by Beryl Bainbridge
  20. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  21. The Death Maze by Ariana Franklin
  22. Relics of the Dead by Ariana Franklin
  23. My Antonia by Willa Cather
  24. Once Upon a Castle by Alan S Blood
  25. The Shooting Party by Isabel Colegate
  26. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  27. Julius by Daphne Du Maurier

My favourites are:

The Redemption of Alexander Seaton by Shona MacLean and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

6 thoughts on “2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge Wrap Up

  1. Congratulations! I reached the Ancient History level too and am looking forward to taking part again next year. I’ve only read a few of the books on your list but do have a copy of The Redemption of Alexander Seaton which I’m looking forward to reading.


  2. Well done – amazing result, and some wonderful books there. Although I hadn’t personally considered The Lacuna and To Kill a Mockingbird to be historical fiction, you are right, they are (am I showing my age here?).


  3. Congratulations on reading your way into the Ancient World level; 27 is an impressive number, especially since there were some hefty books in your mix. i like your mix of classics, new books, and popular.

    Looking forward to reading your reviews in 2014.

    The Bookman’s Tale sounds so good


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